Opinion

Self-Defence Is A International Human Right, By Atiku Abubakar

What I counsel is that the executive, legislature and judiciary must wake up and smell the coffee. When they do, they will realise that people who have volunteered to provide the internal security that the government has not been able to provide, need encouragement, and more importantly, a legal framework…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Amotekun As Response To Adversarial Stimuli, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Let it be known that Amotekun is a value system whose primary organisational goal is working cooperatively with citizens as individuals or groups to prevent crime, identify criminals and report criminal activity affecting the livability of each state in the West of It is an ideological change in combating crime.…
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Opinion

Mr President: Where Is Your Real Sense of Duty?, By Ayodele Adio

The irony of all of this is that President Buhari is in London for the –African Investment Summit, where he intends to attract a bit of foreign direct investment. He forgets, however, that a key prerequisite for attracting foreign investment is security and social stability. It would be foolhardy to…
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Opinion

Amotekun and the Delusionary Cowardice of the Yoruba, By Oluwadele Bolutife

The message of Amotekun from the epistemological perspective is a resonance that because we as a people abhor conflicts because of our historical antecedents should no longer be judged to be an act of cowardice. If indeed you believe we are what you labeled us to be, why the unnecessary…
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Guest Columns

A New Case For A Commonwealth Based On Trade, By Muhammadu Buhari

Nor should we dismiss the potential for making the Commonwealth of Nations more than a voluntary organisation of equals based on a shared history that it is today. Instead it is in all our people’s interests to labour, dispassionately, to increase our focus on lowering barriers to achieving what truly…
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Opinion

Nigerian Roads: the Urgency of A Paradigm Shift, By Toby Okechukwu

It is heartwarming that President Muhammadu Buhari has never hidden his concerns over the state of Nigerian roads. Therefore, we earnestly look forward to his assent to the Bills when concurred by the it is indeed an auspicious for the legislature and executive to champion a paradigm shift through effective…
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Columns

Rethinking Monetary Policy, By Uddin Ifeanyi

How much of the conversation, going forward, will benefit from the fact that the deputy governor nominee is uncommonly qualified for the function? For too long the banking sub-sector of the financial services landscape has been tapped for central bank talent. The recent nomination of a new deputy governor-designate for…
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Columns

Do Buhari, Malami Know A Man Called Tafawa Balewa?, By Festus Adedayo

Apparently a young officer of the Nigerian Army at the time Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was the Nigerian Prime Minister from 1957 – 1966, it goes without saying that President Muhammadu Buhari must know of Balewa, even if he didn’t know him. Conversely however, if his official birthday of April 17,…
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